The Woggles

The Woggles

The Echo Lounge, Atlanta, GA • June 16, 2000

I’d love a bottle of Woggles pills – a highly potent, condensed form of the energy they put out on stage. I’d take ’em every day.

Immersed in the sound and the feel of the 60’s, the Woggles follow in the footsteps of bands like the Lyres and the Cramps. These guys should have been the house band in Animal House. Woggles! Hot rod racers! Surfing! Go, baby, go!

I’d never seen the band before tonight, so I can’t tell you what songs they played. I can tell you that they play straight-ahead ’60s three-chord rock, as hard as they can. They took the stage in matching powder-blue tuxedo shirts, like a bunch of upstanding young men, dressed to pick up your daughter for the prom. By the end of the night, they’d transformed into a prom dad’s worst nightmare – shirts open to the waist, completely soaked in sweat; singer “The Professor” weaving through the audience, encouraging the crowd to sing and writhe along.

The band is off to Japan and Europe a little later this year, where audiences have a fine appreciation for U.S. retro-culture. See the Woggles and you’ll be entering a time warp of the best kind.

More info: http://www.hostess.com/woggles/.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Summerland
    Summerland

    In rural England, a cranky woman bonds with and evacuee boy and uncovers a strange connection to her past.

  • Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
    Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations

    These geniuses of early comedy finally get the presentation they are due in this Blu-ray edition.

  • Four-Letter Words
    Four-Letter Words

    No need to worry about offending delicate sensibilities with this playlist. We’re not talking about profanity, so just take the title at face value.

  • A Genesis In My Bed
    A Genesis In My Bed

    Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett shares his life story in his story in an engaging and honest memoir. Reading his story feels like hanging out with a friend who’s interested in sharing how he felt living these experiences.

  • The Jayhawks
    The Jayhawks

    XOXO (Sham/Thirty Tigers). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • 18 to Party
    18 to Party

    When you’re in 8th grade, sneaking into a bar is way cooler than it is when you’re 40.

  • Adam
    Adam

    A pregnant woman finds a home in Casablanca.

  • 2020 on Fire
    2020 on Fire

    Sound Salvation takes on current events with a playlist addressing the current fight for racial and social justice in America and the battles playing out in the streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Landfall
    Landfall

    Cecilia Aldarondo takes a look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

From the Archives